Imam al-Haddad brought about a general renewal and a specific books: ‘Good Manners’ (Adab Suluk al-Murid) and ‘The Book of Assistance’. Adab al-Suluk: A Treatise on Spiritual Wayfaring .. The author of the treatise ( may God have mercy upon him) says, a disciple (murid) should not, even in the. Imam Abdullah ibn Alawi al-Haddad, Muhammad Mmamali Adam (tr.) Paperback Translation of Risala Adab Suluk al-Murid.

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The loser, in all respect, is the seeker of the transitory life whowill surely receive the rightful threat from Allah as described in theQur’anic verse above. The third of the stages of nearness is good conduct. O slave of God, know that God, the Exalted, created man only in order to enable his heart or spirit to make the journey towards Him and to attain communion with Him, and to observe His Glory and Beauty, which is the ultimate end of all purposes and goals and the end of all bounties and gifts.

The Messenger of Allah, upon him be blessings and peace, said. In case the absolutely lawful is not available due to the prevailing dubious character of that which is earned, he should eat that which is less susceptible to doubt, and that too is to be taken according to one’s minimum necessity and not to one’s need and satiation. Complaint against the lord by someone who claims to be his slave and lover is a shortcoming in one’s love, servitude and devotion.

He whose intention is good, his deed is inevitably good, and hewhose intention is malicious, his deed is inevitably malicious, even ifoutwardly it looks good, as for example, a man who behaves in arighteous way only to appear righteous in the eyes of the people. Al-mugid finds aversion in mixing with people. Adzb should not neglect it even for a moment; for otherwise he would succumb to siluk carnal addab and Satanic temptations.


Verily, every deed depends on its intentions, each man receivesaccording to what he intended. The Hereafter here means the Heaven.

Discipline in the Path of the Seeker Scholars, as well as the laymen, so highly admired the works thaithey would read them repeatedly. Hence your expression of poverty and humility before God should be according to your real poverty and need. They skluk subsequently re-edited, reprinted, translateoand distributed by various inspired parties.

For when a seeker purifies his inner being batin of the causes of distance from God and refines and polishes his heart with the etiquettes of nearness, he will al-mmurid worthy of proceeding towards the Master of the Kingdom, the effect of God’s love and His grace having manifested itself in him.

One day he was asked the reason of the grief of the great mystics. It is also proper if one adopts a asab path, i.

For the seeker whodesires it, let alone actively pursues it, ends up in the Fire, rebuked andhumbled. The sixth principle is that the salik should not busy himself with a medley of supplications, remembrances adhkar, pl.

All this amounts to the negation kufr to God, the Exalted, which is the greatest and the darkest of all veils, as God has said:. The Messenger of God S said: Whoever is nourished by lawfully earned things for forty days, God will illuminate his heart. So a slave has nothing to do with freedom, for freedom suits those who are free.

Adab Suluk Al-Murid – [PDF Document]

The sixth principle is permanent grief huzn. His heart is saddened by his shortcomings in obeying HisLord. In his youth he set out for travelling. Know that you are a wayfarer salik seeking your Lord and ultimately one day you would meet Him, as said in a tradition: That is, all have been created in order to know Me.


He is like a soil on which all kinds of filth is thrown on itbut out of which grow beautiful things. This is the way which has been followed by some Sufi masters mashayikh. Out of these two journeys, here we have translated the one related to esoteric wayfaring, on the basis of a manuscript in the. Whoever hopes to meet Auluk should know that the time of the meeting will come.

The Renewal (tajdid) of Imam al-Haddad

He dislikes prominence and fame. So everyone who loves something other than God is surely blind to the beauty of God. For, in the same way as God is a-lmurid with the qualities of generosity and mercifulness, He is attributed with wrathfulness and power as well.

You know that each one of these attributes of glory and beauty are inherent in the Divine Essence, which possesses them infinitely and eternally. He should not complain overtly or covertly, for the protest against the real owner is absurd and violation of all norms.

At this stage, there is a difference in the ranks of the awliya’ and asfiya’ the elect. Every day of your life is equal to a parsang. He finds solace in isolation and loneliness. Post on Apr views.